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Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
specially on medicare eligibility, raising it by two years. david, if that's the framework, what is your response? >> this is a total betrayal for the people who voted for obama. it's what a lot of people have been worried about. people who make $100 million a year salary, 80 of them in the country pay the same rate as someone who makes $40,000. there should be more tax rates. secondly, raising the medicare age, it's a terrible thing to do. it doesn't save money, it costs money. for people who don't have office jobs like we do, it's a death sentence for them. this is awful. obama won by 5 million votes. 3 million vote margin for bush in 2008. a margin of one in 2000 where he lost the popular vote and the republicans are saying the man has a mandate. we must give him what he wants. i'm sorry, he has a mandate, do what it is. people have been calling on the phone and writing saying stand firm or we'll put other people in next time around. >> we were talking about this before. i wonder, is there a way of looking at this where it's part of the political process, part of the negotiating proce
Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
. i want to stay on taxes for a minute. the projects right now about the medicare trust fund is above what the average has been for the projection of the life of the program. for the life of the program, the average has been 11 years. the affordable care act added five years to that. let's table the entitlement part. i think you are right that the obsession with, as you call him, grover, i call him mr. nor quest is replaced. obviously, it's not just him as person. there's eight constituents who don't want to pay more taxes and sbrents. grover and the tea party are one in the same. who holds what over in the primaries and whether republicans feel being in office is more important than doing the right thing. that's what the question is. we have seen a lot of tea party candidates win primaries. it cost them senate sees this year. that's the discussion. whether it's the tea party or grover or both, that's the discussion. the one thing i take you to task about is you left out the military spending side. the role that two wars unpaid for have played in the run up as well as a drug benefit t
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
, the aadjustments to the alternative to the tax end payments to doctors under medicare, there's another crucial piece of legislation set to expire. the renewable tax credit gives wind producers a tax credit that led to $20 billion in private investment and the creation of 75,000 jobs. in fact, we're in the midst of an incredible boone with wind energy. this increases 600% between 2006 and 2011 going from supplying 18% of american electric generate heing capacity to 32%. there's solar, which according to the international energy agency is the fastest growing because the solar panels are dropping at 7% a year. it pushes the price down 40% in the past year. a all of this is encouraging. because of the costs aren't included in gas and coal, the only way to be competitive is through subsidies like the renewable energy tax credit. continuity and the availability of the renewable tax credit ensured steady growth in wind power. conversely in 1999, 2001 and 2003 wrecked havoc in the years that followed. the faite the clean energy lies in the hands of lawmakers which is a scary place to be. we have the e
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